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, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
>> an explosion of violence and destruction rocks ukraine as german chancellor angela merkel visits the white house. also, chemical weapons have been used again in syria. does bashar al-assad have a secret stockpile of weapons ready to be unleashed. >>> philadelphia police robbing stores and actually are assaulting women, why are the officers still on the job? >>> and are mental diseases superpowers? i'm antonio mora and welcome to "consider this." here's more on what's ahead. >> the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. at least 40 people died. >> clash between pro-russian and government supporters. >> most of the clashes came when the building was set on fire. >> did the administration deliberately deceive americans about thing benghazi attack? >> a wave of hysteria. >> a select committee on benghazi. >> we've being produced tens of thousands of items for the hearings. >> latest voyages in syria's civil war. >> also reports that the syrian government, attacked with chlorine gas. >> men women being deliberately targeted, a flagrant violation of the basic tenets of war. >> we begin with the d
. earlier today, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel held a joint press conference at the white house. the two leaders discussed sanctions against russia over the situation in ukraine and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there
that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable contradiction between our security and safety in our privacy. the one thing i have tried to share with chancellor
you also very much and i've got to go to lunch with angola merkel. thank you. [applause] thank you guys. >> in the beginning of the war when we were pressed into it you are afraid of holding the gun that then when you enter the first battle and we fought and i shot somebody and killed somebody it does something to you so it's very difficult. as time went on it became easy. it became normalized. this is what happens. you normalize the situation so you can lift the weight is if you don't you actually died. defense secretary chuck hagel today spoke about the nato alliance its history and its relevance to the russia ukraine conflict. it's 40 minute talk is followed by a panel discussion on ukraine with former russian german and polish officials. >> in 1997 my daughter hillary and i have for hillary in my own family, then it presents senior majoring in politics pics nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom then in my third term in congress to get my assessment. so i had to really think about it. nato expansion have been agreed upon and in 1994 brussels declaration and there was real
minds -- compromise. bob cusack, thank you for the update. angela merkel talks about u.s. relations with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essent
is not yet but it's going to happen maybe. merkel did not disown him even though she didn't just say the words finance and unnecessary. and up and there was a real strong this very strong language from a previous president from the german chancellor. there is firm about them a twenty fifteen is even as a presidential election and in ukraine's you feel as though the west is finally going to get when you put into them budge. well i don't know but on the other hand it looks like the sanctions so hardworking. the russian economy which wasn't strong to begin with going into this offensive has been downgraded by the imf and a couple of other agencies the economic sanctions may be the most potent weapon that barack obama can wield it. merkel is a smart woman when it comes to the economy so she is she's backing that i think that probably means that to bring the rest of europe along behind and of course the united us in europe is exactly the things let me who doesn't want. i think is probably hoping in this offensive display america off from the europeans in terms of the response to the crisi
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
projects all german businesses to purge the halter on sanctions against russia and chancellor merkel most probably delivered that message to washington and you're still present obama said about that the question energy and possible sanctions. looking a whole range of issues. energy flows from russia to europe those continued even them in the midst of the cold war at the height of the cold. so the idea that you're going to turn off the tap. on hold russian oil or natural gas exports. i think it is un realistic present obama showed support for kids crack down on the protesting the east of ukraine. he called the team's move to restore order to enable merkel which it was as if they did not talk about it she just said she too would like to see elections carried out an inmate at the present obama again we heard nothing but praise for the government in kiev at one point keeps me to say that they duly elected government in kiev and apparently skipping the fact the ukraine selected president was overthrown and the ukrainians have not yet had the chance to elect their government. again u s presiden
, or else i would have little advice for her. i returned from an event with chancellor merkel who is in town. he is a good thing she is here. no doubt the conversation will center on these topics. a tough guy.him ready for the challenge. educated at the university of nebraska on the g.i. bill. will --'s record, foot nine-four. a few touchdowns for u.s. policy right now would be a good thing. face,ng a smile on your chuck, as you are here. here is a scarf from the cornhuskers. go big red. these welcome chuck hagel. the secretary of defense. [applause] should i put it on for the presentation? you. thank i am always overwhelmed in your company. now you have out done yourself with a special scarf. the cornhuskers will have a better citizen -- season this year. thank you. center forhe wilson what you continue to do for our tontry and world affairs bring thoughtful analysis and leadership to these tough issues. the world is confiscated, -- complicated, as we all know. it is not getting less competent or dangerous. your continued contributions and leadership as well as this institution are very val
. 2014] live next to the u.s. chamber of commerce in washington with german chancellor angela merkel focusing on u.s.-german relations and the importance of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. which is getting attention on capitol hill. a survey released by pew research showing 53% of americans regard a trade agreement as a good thing. been at theor has white house meeting with president obama on a number of issues. in particular on sanctions against russia over the intervention in ukraine. the ap saying that the president says violence escalating in eastern ukraine is making it obvious to the world that pro-russian militants are not peaceful protesters. he voiced his support for the ukrainian government on the day of its first major offensive aimed at driving out the insurgents occupying government buildings across the east of ukraine. we will hear from the german chancellor in just a bit. she will be introduced i thomas dunne eu, the president and ceo of the chamber of commerce. we bring you a conversation on sanctions and their effectiveness on foreign policy. the
reserve the right to collect information like to see angela merkel going to the us to pick up new instructions the council has come in full review is home to no pushing to allow aid with snowden to give testimony of an investigation into nsa activity in person the critics think that she's looking to protect the image of the u s homes. mrs merkel's visit one just to watch when speaking to me many in europe and read it know we can be stood up to the actions of the us in the aftermath of snow whose revelations. trade is simply a major role in the talks negotiations are still ongoing over the transatlantic trade and investment on the ship for teaching which could see an easing of current tight restrictions on the surface this conceive of the eu and us profits as it will cost to eu consumers. one of my famous homemade treats and we must take it. when ginny ninety six percent of people think that the standards of environmental protection updates and in the us. uncle safety the big issue ninety one percent in favor of the eu held data protection agency fine to send didn't think the us de
obama and the german chancellor angela merkel have been meeting at the white house. big topic of discussion, clearly, the escalating crisis in ukraine. right now, fighting near sloventsk as they try to sweep the city of pro-russian separatists. residents there warned to stay home and avoid windows. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. on the surface, the april jobs report looks terrific. but when you dig a little bit deeper, there is some disappointing news. the labor department says 288,000 jobs were added in april. that's significantly more than expected, very good number. the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%. also encouraging. but thousands and thousands of people continue to drop out of the labor force in april. for more, our team of experts. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans, ryan mack, president of optimum capital management, and cnn's global economic analyst rana ferura. these latest numbers, pretty encouraging. what does it say about the overall health of the u.s. economy? >> it says the slow healing continues it the economis
conference between president obama and german chancellor angela merkel who arrived in town today. the two have been meeting for about four hours. among the topics said to be on the table, the nsa and also the german response to the crisis in ukraine. our libby casey is there right now. libby set the stage for us. are expectations for this meeting between these two leaders high? >> well, del, i wouldn't say they are high, but it is a pivotal moment and an essential time when these two leaders want to show unity. they have different agendas, but when they come out here, expect to see them try to speak with one voice. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> merkel and obama will say publicly will be we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last yea
that and they will follow. and that's right come in. -- and that's where i come in. angela merkel is an washington, d.c. to speak with president obama. they are coming out now to make a statement in the rose garden. let's listen in. there is going to be focus on vladimir putin and the situation in ukraine. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. th
. >> live programming coming up today. german chancellor angela merkel is in washington today. earlier today she held a joint news conference with president obama and later, at 2:00 eattorney, chance her merkel will review the statement of german-u.s. relations at the u.s. chamber of commerce. 2:00 p.m. eastern, on our come papillon network, c-span. >> this weekend it's the annual white house correspondents dinner, entertainment provided by joel mchale from community. our coverage is 6 eastern time with red carpet arrivals filed by the dinner remarks. >> in the beginning of the war, you're pressed into it and afraid of holding the gun. when we win to the first battle and we fought and i shot somebody, killed somebody, it does something to you, and that so you start -- it's very difficult in the beginning but after time went on it became easy, it bake normalized, this word, and in the context of -- what happens if you normalize in the situation so you can live through it because if you don't, you die. >> one of 41 unique voices from 25 years of our book notes and q & a conversations. c-span,
merkel will be meeting with president obama. it was opposed to start 20 minutes ago. it has been delayed a bit. once the house comes in for the pro forma session, no legislative business expected. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. he clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 2, 2014, i hereby appoint steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, christ church, washington, d.c. >> let us pray. god of all nations, you called all people to live lives of righteousness and justice. bless those who gather in this place, to those who lead here, grant the patienc
what the white house says between merkel and rest of europe on how tough to be against vladimir putin. there's talk the incremental sanctions have not been working and the other issues, the confusion and disagreements over intelligence and eavesdropping that still have yet to be resolved. kristen? >> reporter: right, a lot to talk about today, andrea, but certainly the key issue we'll be talking about is ukraine and sanctions that you mentioned. president obama and the white house have been pushing european allies to enact stiffer sanctions, sanctions on the various sectors of russia's economy, the mining sector and believes that would have a bigger bite than sanctions implemented so far which largely target individuals. russia has been hesitant to move forward with stiffer sanctions because they are far more dependent on russia for things like oil than the united states is. so that is where the divide comes in. president obama has said he doesn't want to move forward without his european allies because he wants to present a united front to russia. the u.s. calculation being that that
a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor angela merkel. the president may talk about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "
. thank you for being with us. the president is meeting with german chancellor angela merkel. in about one hour 40 minutes we will have live coverage of a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor. the nsa spying tactics, the situation in benghazi, and the ukraine and eastern europe, dominate the conference. live on c-span and c-span radio at 11:40 a.m. live coverage of the white house correspondents dinner tomorrow, getting underway at 6:00 eastern time. you can join the conversation on our facebook page as well as the president pokes fun at the media. you will also be able to see the red carpet as we stream it live on www.c-span.org as well as some behind the scenes perspective of the correspondent dinner. ask for joining us on this friday edition of " washington journal." enjoy the rest of your day and a terrific weekend. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] the labor department releasing the april jobs numbers this morning showing employers adding 288,000 jobs last month, the most in two ye
, at the white house the president will be meeting with the german chancellor angela merkel. his issues likely to come up in a news conference with reporters. the president is hosting the german chancellor for a working lunch and an oval office meeting. those nsa phone taps the situation in ukraine are also subject to dominate the conversation. we want to begin with the issue of benghazi because it has come front and center yet again. this morning inside the "the wall street journal" -- meanwhile, "the hill" newspaper has an item. one of the e-mails details national security advisor -- senator lindsey graham of south carolina calls roads e-mail a smoking gun that proves the white house tried to spin the facts at of the presidential election. that e-mail just part of the story. course hearing by house republicans and the house oversight committee. overseeing what was happening in north africa and the middle east. this is part of the opening statement. the chairman of that committee california republican darrell issa. >> some of the documents which were brought to light only days ago through a f
ukraine sends armored vehicles and artillery to retake buildings. angela merkel and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the
and ukraine. the german chancellor, angela merkel called vladimir putin to urge him not to interfere. she's also reportedly asked for the russian president's help to secure the release of the osc members being held by rebels. americale is set to discuss the crisis further when she meets with president obama in washington later. >>> in poland, they seem to be taking an economic hit. data shows manufacturing expansion slowed to its lowest level since last summer in april. and german bund yields dip to their lowest level in years. joining us with his thought, and james butterfield is still with us. >> i think the prime minister of ukraine is right. this is a dangerous period indeed. ukraine is scheduled to have a presidential election on the 25th of may. and it looks to me as though president putin is trying to do everything he can to disrupt that in the east of the country. and to keep the situation unstable. >> unstable but not out of control? >> well, out of the control of the kiev government. >> yes. >> it's interesting they've launched this -- >> russia doesn't want a civil war, though,
.m. here on c-span at 11:45, hosts germanma chancellor merkel for a join conference. and later she speaks at the chamber of hers about u.s.-german relations and the of thecance trans-atlantic trade and investment partnership. at 2:00 p.m. eastern. >> how do you think these women came from such a very low rent part of the world? you know, the victorian era ified.trat there was the very rich, the reale class, and the achievers. the life and times of these women is in the most buccaneer you can think of, it was after the civil war, finances were beginning to major. we had rockefeller, jim fisk, all of the robber barrons out making a lot of money. and i think it was easy for them because they had been running low rent con artists, now let's go with the big boys. they were beautiful and they were tough and they were driven they were driven both for power and individualism, but as have been court i sans, they could have been kept in a fine manner if they wanted, but they really were pushing for their independence and women's independence. so they became these fiery feminists, unlike anybody on
back and push back against the run. during merkel's visit in two thousand and eleven. us president obama seemed in control of the foreign policy front. thanks to a decisive lead intervention. now they're both talking conservative cross fire allegedly too hesitant to recruit new news clips that i am very very disappointed in with both us and european level of pushback on russia they have tried to be measured and each time goodness spurned their generosity and gone further and i think they mowed both psychologically personally now may be it a point. they might be ready to do something. military intervention by the west seems unthinkable. the only scenario to ramp up the pressure sanctions against all sectors of the russian economy the situation in ukraine is threatening to overshadow her goals and targets the school board at the chance to speak at the u s chamber of commerce about a more positive issue. the planned free trade agreement between the us and eu the friends of the potentially biggest free trade area in the world are hoping that merkel's visit will be imposed for the compl
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
correspondent is here. angela merkel not in berlin, she is in d.c. d.c.e will be landing in later today, she first meets a group of senators. look for senators to pressure angela merkel on how you pressure vladimir putin on ukraine. it is going to dominate the discussion. she meets with obama tomorrow and then christine lagarde. willis merkel and obama, they make nice after some difficult relationships over the nsa allegations, tapping of her personal phone. >> which network do you think the merkel phone uses in the u.s.? >> you have got to go with t-mobile, 60% owned by deutsche telekom. we will watch to see but happens at the open, stocks are not trading here today but we will see what happens with t-mobile and sprint. an interview later on on bloomberg west with john legere, president and ceo of t-mobile. maybe we can press him on whether or not he wants the job of a merged company, sprint and t-mobile. >> thank you very much indeed, hans nichols. it for "the pulse," we will be back tomorrow. now it is "surveillance." ♪ kieve east slips away from and what's left of ukraine. the dow surg
and security available thompson berlin with chancellor angela merkel expected to discuss how they and other leaders of the group of seven nations can cooperate over the situation in ukraine before reading on the toronto said he wanted to work with european leaders to resolve the crisis peacefully he helps improve security cooperation with the germans be someone calls japan's pro active contribution to peace over the next week. abbott will also visit britain portugal spain france and belgium. the european union added fifteen more people to its sanctions list for their role in the crisis in ukraine they include general valerie dear awesome auntie for the russian general staff and russian deputy prime minister to meet recalls that. eu representatives say the move was in response to russia's failure to take concrete action to reduce tensions in ukraine. also on the list is danny's push allin of pro russian leader in ukraine's eastern region of donetsk it's believed he has contacts with the group occupying local government offices that the new. and the united states also agreed to step up sancti
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